dimanche 19 mai 2013

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samedi 11 mai 2013

Intel: Keeping Up With Moore's Law Is Becoming a Challenge

IDG News Service (05/08/13) Agam Shah

Intel will continue to keep pace with Moore's Law for now, but as chips continue to shrink, maintaining the pace of progress is growing more difficult, says Intel's William Holt. Intel has used Moore's Law as a baseline for decades to increase transistors and make chips smaller and more cost-effective, resulting in faster and more efficient computers. "Are we closer to an end than we were five years ago? Of course," Holt says. "But are we to the point where we can realistically predict that end, we don't think so." He notes that manufacturing is more complicated with smaller chips, which are subject to a wider class of defects as sensitivities and minor variations increase, requiring extreme attention to detail. "As we make things smaller, the effort that it takes to make them actually work is increasingly difficult," Holt says. However, he says Intel has discovered new tools and innovations to make new generations of chips possible. Meanwhile, other companies, such as IBM, are researching ways of extending Moore's Law, and the U.S. National Science Foundation is funding a research effort called Science and Engineering Beyond Moore's Law, which focuses on manufacturing, nanotechnology, multicore chips, and emerging technologies.

Google+ : déjà 359 millions d'utilisateurs actifs

Google+ croissance Facebook réseau social
Une récente étude du cabinet d'analyse GlobalWebIndex a montré que Google+ était plutôt en forme depuis quelques mois et que le nombre de comptes actifs atteint déjà 360 millions d'utilisateurs. Des chiffres à mettre en perspective par rapport à deux gros concurrents, Twitter et ses 297 millions de comptes actifs et Facebook avec ses 701 millions d'utilisateurs actifs, sur plus d'1,1 milliard de comptes. On entend par compte actif, un compte sur lequel il est constaté au moins une interaction dans le mois.

Un point qui mettrait Google en avantage statistique, puisque lorsque l'on ne va pas tweeter pendant un mois, on n'utilise pas Twitter. En revanche, lorsque l'on ne va pas sur Google +, on utilise peut-être YouTube, le Play Store, Maps, etc. qui crée des interactions avec le compte Google+, comptabilisée en tant que telles.